International studio — 39.1909/​1910(1910)

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Residence of Mr. JValter R. Nine


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great Spanish artist, on his recent visit to America, and the gaze of the public. In suburban towns

was quoted as saying "that our sky and atmos- where it is impossible to control large pieces of

phere were even more brilliant than that of Spain." ground, and where the houses must be erected in

The interior floor arrangement is interesting and plots of an acre or even less, it will be found more

utilizes to the very best advantage the available and more desirable to so arrange the porches that

space. The owner is given an unusually large bed- one will have privacy in using them and not be in

room on the second floor, with two closets, private full view of the street. One of the porches opening

dressing room and bath; opening off this room is from the living room has been so arranged that it

a small bedroom which could be used as a sitting may be readily enclosed with screens or enclosed

room, a maid's room, or an infant's room; com- with glass in winter.

municating with this room is another large bed- A flat-deck porch has been arranged from the

room, which also has direct access to a bath. The large bedroom of the second floor and from a

closet space is liberal throughout, a feature which smaller bedroom of the same floor, which can be

is essential in present-day residences. enclosed with screens and used as outside sleeping

On the ground floor a large living room runs porches,

from front to rear. Opening off this living room The third-story plan has been slightly rearranged

through casement windows is a small den, or writing so that one of the rooms has been made large

room, making a quiet retiring place should the liv- enough for a billiard table. A feature which is

ing room be occupied by a number of people. On well worth considering in the plan is the dining

the rear has been arranged a porch opening from room, where the fireplace has been set into a recess,

the living room, which may be used in connection or bay, outside of the room proper. This permits

with the living room, and is away from the road, the table to be centered in the middle of the

avoiding all the odors and dust from automobiles room and gives uniform circulation around it.

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